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Sehba Sarwar's Voices of the Displaced

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Posted 10.15.12 by RW Blogger

October writer-in-residence Sehba Sarwar blogs about Voices of the Displaced, a workshop led by P&W-supported Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB).

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Gowri Koneswaran on Celebrating South Asian Culture Through Poetry

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Posted 10.12.12 by RW Blogger

P&W-sponsored poet Gowri Koneswaran is also a singer and lawyer whose parents immigrated to the United States from Sri Lanka. Her advocacy has addressed animal welfare, the environment, and the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused.

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Sehba Sarwar's Looking Beyond the Surface News

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Posted 10.9.12 by RW Blogger

October writer-in-residence Sehba Sarwar blogs about P&W-supported Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB), a Houston-based alternative arts organization.

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You Know What I’m Saying: Luis Rodriguez’s Ongoing Odyssey

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Posted 10.4.12 by RW Blogger

On September 23, P&W-supported poet and creative nonfiction writer Luis Rodriguez gave a reading and talk at the Fullerton Public Library in Fullerton, California. P&W’s Andrew Wessels reports.

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Sehba Sarwar on Houston's Voices Breaking Boundaries

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Posted 10.1.12 by RW Blogger

October writer-in-residence Sehba Sarwar blogs about P&W-supported Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB), an alMore

Replanted: Writers Respond to Visual Art About Native and Adopted Lands

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Posted 9.28.12 by RW Blogger

In early September, P&W-supported writers Alma García, Felicia González, and Emily Pérez read at Columbia City Gallery in Seattle as part of a collaboration between visual and literary artists. Project codirector Lauren Davis describes the event.

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“Temple Words”: Brendan Constantine on Being a Poet in Public

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Posted 9.23.12 by RW Blogger

Brendan Constantine, September’s Writer in Residence, was born in 1967 and named after Irish playwright Brendan Behan. An ardent supporter of Southern California’s poetry communities, he is one of the region’s most recognized authors. He is currently poet-in-residence at the Windward School and regularly conducts workshops in hospitals, foster homes, and with the Art of Elysium.

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David Mills’ Poetic Arithmetic, Kooky Koans, and Redemptive Communion

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Posted 9.21.12 by RW Blogger

David Mills has taught several P&W–supported workshops at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago. He is author of the poetry collection The Dream Detective (Straw Gate Books) and has poems in the anthology Jubilation! (Peepal Tree Press) and magazines, including Ploughshares and jubilat. Mills is also the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

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Idle Hands are the Poet’s Playground: Brendan Constantine on Taking a Chance

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Posted 9.16.12 by RW Blogger

Brendan Constantine, September’s Writer in Residence, was born in 1967 and named after Irish playwright Brendan Behan. An ardent supporter of Southern California’s poetry communities, he is one of the region’s most recognized authors. He is currently poet-in-residence at the Windward School and regularly conducts workshops in hospitals, foster homes, and with the Art of Elysium. His latest collections of poetry are Birthday Girl With Possum (2011 Write Bloody Publishing) and Calamity Joe (2012 Red Hen Press).

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Worth the Climb: David Surface on Writing Workshops for Veterans

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Posted 9.14.12 by RW Blogger

David Surface, who has led writing workshops in public schools and social service settings for over twenty years, blogs about P&W–supported writing workshops with Veterans in Westchester, New York. He is the founder of the Veterans Writing Workshop, which runs free writing workshops for U.S. veterans.

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